Place Major Howie
Thomas D. Howie
Thomas Dry Howie
Abbeville, SC, 1908 - near Saint-Lô 1944)
American army officer, killed during the Battle of Normandy during World War II, while trying to capture the town of Saint-Lô. He is known as "The Major of St. Lo".
William C. Westcott
Bronze bust on a console in front of a American flag mate of two types of granite. The bust shows Howie in uniform with the Bronze star which he won in the D-Day operation at Omaha Beach, and the Silver Star, which was awarded to him posthumously for the St. Lo attack.
THOMAS D. HOWIE
LE MAJOR DE SAINT-LO
12 avril 1908 - 17 juillet 1944
commandant le 3e bataillon
116e régiment d'infanterie
29e division u.s.a.
he fell at the head
of his troops
as he was liberating our city
his last words were
tombé a la tete
de ses troupes
en liberant notre ville
au cri de ralliement
The bust is a second cast of the bust made by Westcott in 1947 for Staunton Military Academy. The second cast copy given by the Academy to the town of Saint-Lô and was placed on the wall of the St. Croix church until it was placed at the present monument at the 25th anniversary of D-Day.
- William Carter Westcott (Atlantic City, NJ 1900-?),
Sources & Information
- The Kablegram (Staunton Military Academy), 17 January 1947 (on-line).
- The Memorial Chapel of la Madeleine (on-line).
Locatie (N 49°6'54" - W 1°4'57") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: frbn053; Photograph: 1 August 2015
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
© Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt
Your banner here? Click for information.